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THIS IS A LANGUAGE THAT I HAVE MADE AS A PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE, BUT IT CAN ALSO BE USED AS A SPOKEN LANGUAGE.

▶︎ ALPHABET

THERE ARE FOUR VOWELS AND NINE CONSONANTS, MAKING A TOTAL OF THIRTEEN LETTERS.

LETTERPHONEME
a
ɐ
e
ə
i
i
u
ʊ (BUT UNROUNDED)
m
ɱ
b
b̪~p̪
v
v~f
n
n
d
d~t
z
z~s
j
ʒ~ʃ
q
ŋ
g
g~k

THERE IS ALSO ONE SILENT PUNCTUATION SYMBOL THAT SEPARATES SENTENCES:

.

▶︎ DIPHTHONGS

THERE ARE FIVE POSSIBLE DIPHTHONGS.

LETTERSDIPHTHONG
ai
ɐe̯
au
ɐʉ̯
eu
əʊ̯
ie
iə̯
iu
iʊ̯

▶︎ PHONOTACTICS

ALL OF THE WORDS COMPRISE OF ONLY ONE SYLLABLE AND MUST HAVE AN ONSET AND A NUCLEUS. THE CODA IS OPTIONAL.

LONG VOWELS MAY BE FORMED BY DOUBLING THE LETTER. THE NUCLEUS MAY ONLY CONTAIN SINGLE VOWELS, DOUBLE VOWELS, OR VOWELS THAT ARE ARRANGED ACCORDING TO THE LIST OF DIPHTHONGS.

ALL OF THE POSSIBLE ONSETS

ALL OF THE POSSIBLE CODAS

▶︎ NUMBERS

THIS USES A TRINARY NUMBER SYSTEM. THERE ARE THREE SYMBOLS TO REPRESENT NUMBERS.

SYMBOLSFUNCTIONNAME
+
POSITIVE
ga
0
NEUTRAL
me
-
NEGATIVE
dev

THE FIRST CHARACTER OF THE STRING REPRESENTS: 30, THE SECOND CHARACTER REPRESENTS: 31 AND SO ON, SO THE FORMULA TO FIND THE VALUE THAT THE “N”TH NUMERAL REPRESENTS IS 3N−1. THE CHARACTER THAT’S SHOWN IS THE MULTIPLIER OF THAT NUMERAL’S VALUE.

TO SAY REALLY BIG NUMBERS OR SMALL NUMBERS, YOU CAN USE A SYSTEM SIMILAR TO SCIENTIFIC NOTATION. THE WORD FOR “MULTIPLY” IS:

bzaigz

AND THEREFORE “DIVIDE” IS EQUIVALENT TO:

niv bzaigz

SIMILARLY, THE WORD FOR “EXPONENT” IS:

zvuu

AND THE WORD FOR “ROOT” IN THIS CASE CORRESPONDS TO:

niv zvuu
CONVERTER

THIS CONVERTER WILL AUTOMATICALLY CONVERT THE “HYPEN-MINUS” CHARACTER INTO THE PROPER “MINUS SIGN” CHARACTER.

TRINARYDECIMAL
CONVERTCONVERT

▶︎ WORDS

THERE ARE CURRENTLY WORDS.

COPY THE WORDS AS A JAVASCRIPT ARRAY

▶︎ SYNTAX

THE LANGUAGE HAS NO DISTINCTION BETWEEN NOUNS, ADJECTIVES, OR VERBS. ACTIONS CAN BE REPRESENTED BY THE FIRST WORD (OR GROUP OF WORDS) IN A SENTENCE. DESCRIPTIONS CAN BE REPRESENTED BY POSTPOSITIONS IN THE GENITIVE CASE. THERE ARE ALSO NO DISTICTIONS BETWEEN TENSES OR PLURALS.

BRACKETS AND SPEECH MARKS ARE SHOWN BY A LINE (ON THE RIGHT) UNTIL THEY’RE CLOSED. THESE ARE ALSO USED INSTEAD OF COMMAS TO SEPARATE CLAUSES. THE LINES CAN BE NESTED INWARDS TO THE LEFT.

THE ACTOR (THE THING THAT’S MAKING THE ACTION) IS MARKED WITH:

ze

THE WORDS FOR THE ACTOR LIE AFTER. IF THE DESCRIPTION OF THE ACTOR IS MORE THAN JUST ONE WORD, THEN IT NEEDS TO BE ENCAPSULATED WITH A LINE, NOT INCLUDING THE MARKER.

NOT ONLY AN ACTOR CAN BE DESCRIBED WITH THIS METHOD, BUT ALSO AN OBJECT, DIRECTION (OR OUTCOME OR MOTIVATION), OR PLACE (OR TIME OR CONDITION). THESE ARE DONE WITH THE FOLLOWING WORDS RESPECTIVELY.

me gau dve

IF AN OUTCOME IS INTENDED TO BE EXPRESSED, THEN THE FOLLOWING CAN BE USED.

gau jau

IF A MOTIVATION IS INTENDED TO BE EXPRESSED, THEN THE FOLLOWING CAN BE USED.

gau (niv jau)

THESE EXTRA WORDS ARE TREATED AS THE FIRST WORDS OF THE DESCRIPTION, SO THEY NEED TO BE BOUND TO THE WORDS THAT FOLLOW WITH A LINE.

IF MULTIPLE CLAUSES ARE DESCRIBED AFTER A GIVEN MARKER, THEY NEED TO BE SEPARATED OUTSIDE OF THEIR LINE WITH:

nei

▶︎ TYPING SPACE

LETTERTRANSLITERATION
a
“A”
e
“E”
i
“I”
u
“U”
m
“M”
b
“B”
v
“V”
n
“N”
d
“D”
z
“Z”
j
“J”
q
“Q”
g
“G”
.
“.”

USE BRACKETS TO INSERT LINES.

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